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Game Bandit—You’re the Star of This Edition

Atamaii is holding a 30% off sale on various toys and games, including Bakugan . The ZeroFortitude Podcast is giving away a copy of the Hellas RPG . Use the coupon code “holidaze” for 50% off online orders of many (but not all) Kenzer & Company products. At Paizo , the code “holiday11″ will get you 10% off one order…

Game Criminal Statistics 2010

Our game criminal roundups are mostly a result of Google News alerts. It’s fair to say that a great majority of game related violence is not reported (assaults, petty robberies, and so on), or not noted as game related (not noting that a robbery was of a card game), or simply not carried on Google News. What do we learn from a year of game related…

It’s Christmas So You’re Not Reading this Post Roundup

Chess Male chess players adopt riskier strategies when playing against more attractive women. ( source ) India sets world record in number of simultaneous Chess players in one location: 22,480. ( source ) Obset: The Chess 1812 ( source ): Several sources also covered news of various young Chess prodigies, which I’m skipping. Old Games 5,000 year old dice pits found in Mexico. ( source ) Handmade …

Game Bandit—Mini Edition

Dave Graffam Models’ print-and-assemble 3D miniature buildings are 30% off. Spin Master is running a Bakugan Coloring Contest for three mystery prizes. At Brigade Models , Aeronef, starships, Land Ironclads, 15mm and 6mm tanks, Iron Stars, WWI Belgians are 15% off; Celtos miniatures are 25% off. 93 Games Studio is selling its entire line of Twilight 2013 products as a bundle for $10. Expansions for the Keltis iPhone …

Article Claims Game Art is Sexist

In the latest issue of Pelgrane Press’ online magazine, See Page XX , Anna Kreider analyzes the art of both tabletop and electronic games, comparing their depictions of male and female figures, and concludes that game art is sexist. Unfortunately, I’m not at all surprised at the results.

Top 20 Game News Items for 2010

Board and card games did fine in 2010, just as they have been doing for at least the last 20 years. Today’s board and card games are harder to distinguish from video and electronic games. Many board and card games come with electronic components, come in hand-held versions, or are playable on your video console, in either traditional or enhanced versions. The biggest distinguishing factor …

Game Industry Catalogs

The Greater Games Industry Catalog is a quarterly directory of the hobby game industry, covering mostly US and mostly publishers and distributors. It contains contact and inventory information for around 7-800 companies and 45,000 products (by order number and MSRP). In addition, it contains a small amount of information on non-US companies as well as several articles on the industry in each issue. They have sent me complimentary copies of the…

WotC Makes Elder Dragon Highlander a Standard Format

WotC has taken Elder Dragon Highlander, or EDH, a popular grass-roots multi-player Magic format, and turned it into an officially sanctioned format. They have renamed it MTG Commander . In this format you have big-ass legend as a commander. You can only play with cards in your deck of the same color as the commander, the commander can be cast as if …

WotC Makes Elder Dragon Highlander a Standard Format

WotC has taken Elder Dragon Highlander, or EDH, a popular grass-roots multi-player Magic format, and turned it into an officially sanctioned format. They have renamed it MTG Commander . In this format you have big-ass legend as a commander. You can only play with cards in your deck of the same color as the commander, the commander can be …

Finally a Final Fantasy TCG

Final Fantasy has been a major player in the electronic game market since 1987, but, unlike most other major video game series’, it has yet to see any serious analog analogue. Around 10 years ago they printed a limited run of the in-game mini card game Triple Triad , but it was pretty much only available in Japan for a short time. And Kingdom Hearts, a FF spin-off, had its …

Finally a Final Fantasy TCG

Final Fantasy has been a major player in the electronic game market since 1987, but, unlike most other major video game series’, it has yet to see any serious analog analogue. Around 10 years ago they printed a limited run of the in-game mini card game Triple Triad , but it was pretty much only available in Japan for a short time. And Kingdom…

Game Bandit—Special Black Friday Edition

Amazon’s Black Friday Deal Week includes 20% off the purchase of two or more Name Your Link

Game Bandit—Local Edition

For every purchase of $25 or more at either of Myriad Games retail locations (Salem & Manchester, New Hampshire) November 26th-December 24th, customers will be entered in to the Great Games Giveaway drawing for $1,000 in free games. Every donation of $25 to Toys for Tots earns two entries. Gamewright is holding a warehouse sale December 8 & 9 in Newton, Massachusetts with prices up …

Sneak Peak at Future Bakugan

Based on the votes of brawlers at recent Bakugan Battle League events, Spin Master has provided a sneak peak at a Bakugan figure from the upcoming season 4— Titanium Dragonoid .

Game Bandit—ChiTAG Edition

A coupon for $2 off admission to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair is available at The Game Aisle. Free shipping on the C-4 Corner Cutter through Thanksgiving. Everyone who donates this week to RPG Blog II will get a copy of Horrors of the GOW (PDF Pathfinder supplement) and entered for a chance to win a copy of The Traveller Book (1981). Palladium Books is offering…

Digit Dice

Fantastic Diversions has released Digit Dice , printable dice meant to be used to track life, gold, etc… in your games. You can download the templates here . Just print them on sticker paper and apply to 5/8″ dice. Dice A has 0 through 5 on it, while Dice B has 7, 8, 9 and 1, 2, 3 again. The 9 can also be used as the 6. While it’s nothing…

4Kids Kills TC Digital aka Chaotic

In 4Kids Entertainment’s 3rd quarter report , they announce that they have “discontinued the business operations of our majority-owned trading card subsidiary, TC Digital Games LLC ,” publishers of the Chaotic TCG. They go on to say The cessation of the Chaotic related businesses should save approximately $1 million per quarter. In addition, the closing of the Chaotic business enables the Company to focus…

Tomorrow is National Gaming Day at Your Library

Over 1,800 libraries participating. See here for details . Better go now, while libraries are still legal.

November Conventions and Happenings

A few events in November. I’d do this more often if I had a few more editors (hint, hint). Oct 31 – Nov 1 Lucca Comics and Games Lucca, Italy, 4 – 7 KC Game Fair , Kansas City, MO 4 – 7 ShaunCon , Kansas City, MO 4 – 7 NeonCon , Las Vegas, NV 4 – 7 IndieCon , Dorset, UK 5 – 7 PentaCon , Fort Wayne, IN 5 – 7 Anime Nebraska , Omaha, NE 5 – 7 Carnage , Fairlee, VT 5 – 7 Mechanicon , West…

Upper Deck Launches Hello Kitty Game

Gameplay for Hello Kitty World Adventures involves filling a passport with stickers representing the United States, Italy, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, Holland, India, Scotland and Russia. Each Hello Kitty World Adventures Collectipak includes one foil card, one token card, four sticker cards, one passport, and one rules sheet ($1.99). For a dollar more, expanded Collectipaks include a Hello Kitty miniature.